For Heritage week 2021 a virtual evening in the Rathcoole Woodlands, a video production by members of The Four Districts Woodlands Group, with local guide Ben Shorten and group members John, Deirdre, Anne and Michael, bringing you on a tour of the Woodlands with its heritage, flora, fauna and tails.
A short documentary raising awareness of the County Council plan working to harm Four Districts Woodland while showcasing its wild, native beauty and ecological importance.
Rathcoole Woodlands is a unique Alluvial woodland in South County Dublin which Four Districts Woodland Group has been campaigning to save. So far we have saved 80% of it but strive to save it all & our beautiful park from development.
As part of the campaign, the group held a demonstration outside South Dublin County Council offices in Tallaght in 2019 and handed in a petition with over 4000 signitures.
Rathcoole Woodlands with its thousands of willow trees and catkins are a vital source of food for the Hungary bees in Springtime when there is little else. These Willows are growing in Alluvial Wet Woodlands and also provide food for thousands of insects.
An area of rewilded woodland of about 15 hectares along the southern edge of Rathcoole.